Monday, December 26, 2011

Soft Chocolate Cookies with Fluffy Peanut Butter Frosting


Chocolate + peanut butter = the BEST combination ever invented.  Seriously..who wouldn't agree??? Last year, I wanted to make a rich chocolate/peanut butter dessert for a cross country race, so I created these cookies.  I started with a chocolate cookie: soft, chewy, slightly cakey, and pillow-like chocolatey goodness.  They taste great alone, but I like my desserts to be more I added a rich, fluffy, peanut-butter frosting.'s lip smackin' good.  These chocolate peanut butter cookies are absolutely incredible!  This is one of the only recipes I've made that I haven't thought once about's just that perfect!  These are very rich and fudgey - mainly due to the frosting.  When you sink your teeth into this, you'll be in chocolate-peanut-butter heaven.

Yield: about 5 dozen small cookies

For the chocolate cookies:


4 squares BAKER'S Unsweetened Chocolate
3/4 cup butter
2 cups sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
2-1/2 cups flour


Microwave unsweetened chocolate and butter in large microwaveable bowl on HIGH 2 min. or until butter is melted. Stir until chocolate is completely melted. Add sugar; mix well. Blend in eggs and vanilla. Add flour; mix well. Refrigerate 1 hour or until dough is easy to handle.
Heat oven to 350°F. Shape dough into 1-inch balls; place, 2 inches apart, on baking sheets sprayed with cooking spray.
Bake 8 min. or just until set. (Do NOT overbake.) Cool on baking sheet 1 min.; remove to wire racks. Cool completely.

For the peanut butter frosting:


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons milk, or as needed
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar


  1. Place the butter and peanut butter into a medium bowl, and beat with an electric mixer. 
  2. Gradually mix in the sugar, and when it starts to get thick, incorporate milk one tablespoon at a time until all of the sugar is mixed in and the frosting is thick and spreadable. Beat for at least 3 minutes for it to get good and fluffy.  
  3. Spread on top of cooled cookies.  You can also sandwich them together if you want...but I prefer just one cookie with lots of frosting b/c it's easier to eat and you experience more peanut butter flavor.

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